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Cyclone Vayu Weakens, Crosses Kutch Coast In Gujarat

Ahmedabad:  Cyclone Vayu has weakened and crossed Gujarat’s Kutch district on Tuesday morning, causing rainfall at some places in the state, a MeT official said. Rains are likely to continue till Wednesday in Kutch, Saurashtra and north Gujarat regions because of its impact, she said. “Cyclone Vayu converted into a …

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Madhya Pradesh Family Branches Out With Novel Tree House

Jabalpur:  When the Kesharwanis decided to branch out and expand their family home, they came up with a novel way of dealing with an ancient giant fig tree in their garden — they built the house around it. Now the thick trunk of the 150-year-old tree is the central feature …

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15 More Senior Tax Officials, Accused Of Corruption, Made To Retire

New Delhi:  Fifteen more officials of the tax department – all of whom have corruption allegations against them – were made to retire compulsorily by the Centre today as part of its renewed tough stance on criminal misconduct. The action comes exactly a week after a similar purge – when …

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International Day of Yoga: How Ranchi Is Preparing For June 21

New Delhi:  With just two days to go for fifth International Day of Yoga on June 21, preparations are in full swing in Ranchi in Jharkhand that will be hosting the main event yoga day event in India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will perform Yoga along with 18,000 people, including …

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Plan To End Work Permit For H-4 Visas Yet To Be Finalised: US Official

Washington:  The Trump administration’s decision to rescind work authorisation for H-4 visa holders, a large number of whom are the spouses of high-skilled Indian IT professionals, is yet to get a final shape as the rule making process is incomplete, an official has said. Under the previous Obama administration, certain …

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Banda District Water Woes Force Uttar Pradesh Police To Guard Ken River

India’s dry and scorching summer, one of the fiercest in decades, has once again dried up Bundelkhand, one of the nation’s most water-scarce regions. As a result, police in the region’s Banda district, which is part of Uttar Pradesh, have mounted a round-the-clock-vigil on the Ken River, a lifeline for …

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In UP, Police Guard River 24X7 During Season Of Water Woes

Banda, Uttar Pradesh:  India’s dry and scorching summer, one of the fiercest in decades, has once again dried up Bundelkhand, one of the nation’s most water-scarce regions. As a result, police in the region’s Banda district, which is part of Uttar Pradesh, have mounted a round-the-clock-vigil on the Ken River, …

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Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury Named Leader Of Congress In Lok Sabha

New Delhi:  The Congress today named senior lawmaker Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury its leader in Lok Sabha, after failing to convince Rahul Gandhi to take up the post. At the long pending strategy session this morning, where Rahul Gandhi and his mother UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi were present, the matter was …

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After Rahul Gandhi’s No, Congress Names Adhir Chowdhury Lok Sabha Chief

New Delhi:  The Congress today named senior lawmaker Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury its leader in Lok Sabha, after failing to convince Rahul Gandhi to take up the post. At the long pending strategy session this morning, where Rahul Gandhi and his mother UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi were present, the matter was …

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West Bengal Junior Doctors Resume Work, Hospital Services Back To Normal

Kolkata:  West Bengal junior doctors resumed work at all state-run hospitals following their week-long stir that had disrupted healthcare services. All the 14 medical college and hospitals in the state started functioning, with normal work resuming at outdoor facilities, pathological units and other departments. The patient turnout was high at …

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